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Below is yet another fake Euromillions lottery scam, this one using the name "EuroMillions" and the names, Mrs. Emily Simon, Mr. Cliff Branssen, in Madrid, Spain. There are many signs that this is a fraud, not the least of which is that no legitimate lottery uses email to notify its winners!
And a legitimate lottery certainly would not use free hotmail, yahoo, elitist, or aim email accounts.
Notice the gibberish writing, excessive/incorrect use of CAPITAL letters, lack of decent punctuation and other clues to an obvious fraud that we have highlighted in the letter; keep confidential, selected by a random computer lottery of email addresses, use of free email accounts rather than a domain and website that matches the lottery name, etc.
It is a typical scam sweepstakes winning notification. Also see these pages:
From: "Mrs. Emily Simon" <
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:07 AM
Subject: PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION !!!
Paseo De La Castellana
15-89, 28008 Madrid,Spain Branch.
Ref. Nš: ES/007/05/12/MAD.
Batch. Nš: GHT/2907/333/05.
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WON THE LOTTERY.
PRIZE AND AWARD NOTIFICATION
We wish to congratulate you over your email success in our
BALLOTING SWEEPSTAKE held on febuaray 15th,2007. This is a millennium
scientific computer game in which email addresses were used. It is a
promotional program aimed at encouraging internet users; therefore you
do not need to buy ticket to enter for it. Your email address attached
to ticket star number (9901-0148-790-691) drew the EUROMILLION lucky
numbers 3-19-26-49-50 which consequently won the draw in the Second
category. You have been approve for the star prize of EUR 787,248.26. (Seven Hundred And Eighty Seven Thousand, Two Hundred And Fourty Eight Euros, Twenty Six Cents)
You are advised to keep this winning very confidential until you
receive your lump prize in your account or optional cheque issuance to
you. This is a protective measure to avoid double claiming by people
you may tell as we have had cases like this before, Provide him with the information below: Name, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Wining Ticket Number, Reference Number and Amount Won Information For processing of your winning fund ,please contact our registered claim agent in
Guarantee Trust Agency.
Mr. Cliff Branssen.
Address: Sin Numero Madrid Spain.
Rememer, all winning must be claimed not later than Febuary 27th, 2007.Please note, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, remember to quote your reference number and batch number in all correspondence. Furthermore, should there be any change of address do inform our agent as soon as possible.
ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATION.
Mrs. Emily Simon,
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity
to whom or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or
copying is strictly prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for
the improper transmission of this communication nor for any delay in
its receipt .